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Trends in women’s farming are moving gradually upward.

How UMN is shaping the future of women in agriculture

by Josie Wise, George Van Nice
Published July 18, 2024

The number of female farmers across Minnesota has increased by 1,106 since 2017, according to the latest Census of Agriculture report — a meaningful increase for University of Minnesota students and...

The club meets monthly for meetings and activities.

UMN Best Buddies promotes friendships with people with disabilities

by Sophie Eydis
Published July 16, 2024

The University of Minnesota’s Best Buddies club is a chapter of Best Buddies International, which creates one-to-one friendships between students at the University and students with intellectual and...

Small businesses and media in the rise of women’s sports

Small businesses and media in the rise of women’s sports

by Josie Wise
Published July 16, 2024

A line wrapped around the corner of the street as people waited to get into a Minneapolis sports bar on a Friday night. It was game day. But the game wasn’t the Super Bowl or an NBA Final. It was...

Students share concerns about ongoing safety issues and crime in Dinkytown.

UMN students react to recent crime in Dinkytown

by Sophie Eydis and Josie Wise
Published July 15, 2024

The recent tumultuous Fourth of July evening in Dinkytown sparked conversation among students concerned about safety and crime within the area.  The Minneapolis Police Department and its law enforcement...

Nature of Life instructors wait for the students to arrive. Image courtesy of Nature of Life.

Nature of Life at Itasca welcomes CBS students for over 20 years

by Georgia Jensen
Published July 9, 2024

Since 2001, incoming first-year students in the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences (CBS) have ventured to Itasca State Park to participate in the college’s Nature of Life at Itasca...

Alena Corniea posing in a forest dance photoshoot. Courtesy of Alena Corniea.

University of Minnesota dancers struggle with mental health, body image

by Kinsey Gade, Contributing Writer
Published July 8, 2024

Alena Corniea, a sophomore dance major at the University of Minnesota, said she struggled with body image and disordered eating during her early teenage years related to her dance environment. Corniea...

Orientation leaders have detailed schedules to ensure incoming students know the ins and outs of campus while also saving time for community building. Courtesy of UMN Orientation and Transition Services.

UMN orientation leaders instill community in incoming students

by Georgia Jensen
Published July 2, 2024

Though University of Minnesota students are largely absent from campus during the summer months, summer orientation sessions welcome future gophers to campus in full force.  Tasked with welcoming new...

K-12 educators came to campus to gain insight from the American Indian Studies faculty. Image courtesy of the American Indian Studies Institute.

UMN American Indian Studies Department hosts first workshop

by Sophie Eydis
Published July 1, 2024

The University of Minnesota’s American Indian Studies Department hosted its first American Indian Studies for Teachers Institute last week in partnership with the Center for Climate Literacy.  Thirty-eight...

MLK Program Director Alexander Hines and Associate Director Evan Johnson work to increase program impacts.

UMN MLK program serves students for 55 years

by Bianca Caputo
Published June 28, 2024

In the basement of Appleby Hall, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Program works to provide University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts students across the Twin Cities Campus with an activism-focused...

The team started in 2017 and is open to undergraduate, graduate and veterinary students for course credit.

UMN Animal Welfare Judging Team demonstrates passion for competition

by Sophie Eydis
Published June 28, 2024

The University of Minnesota’s Animal Welfare Judging Team is composed of undergraduate, graduate and veterinary students who compete every November at the Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment...

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